Maxime Bernier: “O’Toole Supports the Right of the Unvaccinated to be Constantly Harassed”

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on August 24, 2021

Although the media narrative about Conservative leader Erin O’Toole and Liberal Prime MInister Justin Trudeau has been that both men have said they aren’t in favour of mandatory vaccines, in reality both of them hold deceptive positions on the issue.

Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, spoke to The National Telegraph regarding O’Toole’s current claim that he is against vaccine mandates.

Bernier stated: 

O’Toole’s position is almost exactly the same as Trudeau’s as many commentators have noted these past few days. Both are saying that civil servants will either have to be vaccinated or undergo constant rapid testing and screening if they aren’t. Erin O’Toole supports the right of the unvaccinated to be constantly harassed if they do not do exactly what the government wants, and of course, that is not real freedom.

O’Toole would apply the same rule to travellers, while fascist Trudeau goes further and wants to only allow the vaccinated to travel.

It is true that Trudeau and O’Toole both have pretended that the availability of rapid testing for the unvaccinated constitutes “freedom of choice” for vaccines, when in fact it is coercion to put up barriers against people who make one choice and not the other.

O’Toole’s claim that he would also never just flat-out mandate vaccines rings hollow, knowing that he cancelled Jonas Smith and David Yurdiga in the past couple of weeks for openly opposing vaccine mandates and calling them “tyrannical,” which is not exactly controversial position, as even Trudeau has backed off his threat to fire federal employees who aren’t vaccinated.

Bernier also pointed out that even for those who do get vaccinated in many cases around Canada you still don’t get to go back to actual normal life and many of the public health restrictions still apply, no matter how illogical.

Bernier said: 

The worst thing is that despite these rules, everybody will probably continue to have to wear a mask. Not only will the vaccinated be constantly harassed, but the unvaccinated will also have to constantly ’show their papers’ under this regime.

This makes no sense at all. We now know that both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated can transmit the virus, which negates the rationale for segregation and for imposing a vaccine passport. Despite a recent rise in cases, almost nobody dies of the virus in Canada.

In spite of what the legacy media would have people believe by their ceaseless coverage of every new case of COVID-19, the actual deaths caused by it are way down, with most Canadian provinces experiencing 0-2 deaths per day on average, depending on the province’s size.


Bernier finished off his interview with TNT explaining that Canada has to get back to normal, and a normal where individual rights are respected and not seen as obstacles to politicians priorities.

Let’s put a stop to this pandemic hysteria and get back to normal. We should get rid of all these authoritarian rules and let individual Canadians decide if they want or not to be vaccinated and wear a mask, and what level of risk they are willing to take.

It seems increasingly common that federal politicians in major parties to gain votes promise Canadians a false sense of safety in exchange for their rights and freedoms which has been culturally damaging Canadian society with many now seeing those who wish to protest or even just live their lives like it was 2019 as enemies that need to be restrained by the state. People aren’t even voting in their own interests, instead, they simply vote against others’ interests.

The People’s Party of Canada and other independents have been pushing back on this cultural trend stoked by establishment politicians, and hopefully Canadians will unify against the trend towards medical authoritarianism. 

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

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